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Friday, March 01, 2024

Go to Greetings, Perennial Lavender, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a super quick and easy card to share with you. I found it on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I liked they layout because it allows you to use some Designer Series Paper (DSP) scraps or full sheets. You can make 12 layers from one sheet of DSP! So get to work and use up some of that DSP in your stash. I know you have a stash! LOL My stash is pretty large and it's a bit overwhelming but I am going to be taking a full sheet of some retired stuff every few days and make a 12 cards. I will be donating a lot of these cards this fall. So let's get started.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather card stock for the layer. On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock that I textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card.

Next I trimmed my piece of DSP from the "Perennial Lavender" 12" x 12" package to 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" and the Highland Heather layer behind it measured 3-3/4" x 2-3/4". I taped the DSP to the Highland Heather layer. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card base about 1/2" from the left edge and 3/4" from the top and bottom of the card base. 

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them and the Highland Heather layer using the two smallest rectangle dies from the "Everyday Details" die set.

I taped the words to the layer. Dimensionals were added to the right side of the piece and glue to the left. I opted for glue so I would be able to move it around a bit to get it centered enough by eying it.  And that was it. Pretty and easy!

This was a fun card to make and if you are in need of a super quick card, this is the way to go!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Softly Sophisticated, Everyday Details, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Don't you think Sale-a-Bration (SB) should last longer. It's not enough time to play with all of the new stuff before it retires. I may pop in a few cards in the future from the SAB because I just didn't get to play with them enough. Today I made a card from the SAB free book. Please read on to see how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that to the card base.

Next I took another piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the rectangle using the "Everyday Details" die set. It just came today and I'm hoping it makes it to the new yearly catalog. As I was looking at it I realized there is no dies in there that are connected to other stamp set images, it's just rectangles, circles an lines.  So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be in the new annual catalog. Anyway, after die cutting the rectangle frame I stamped the leaves from the "Softly Sophisticated" set using Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped it up higher on the piece because I wanted the words to be below them and off to the side. 

The flowers were stamped using Crushed Curry ink. I was debating between Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight. Either would be pretty but I went with the darker color. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card about 3/4" from the top and 3/4" from the fold.

The words are from the same "Softly Sophisticated" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using Granny Apple Green ink. I die cut it using the circle die in the "Everyday Details" set. I added Dimensionals to the bottom area and a bit of glue to the upper left area. I set the piece in place on top of the rectangle panel.

I don't really like the open area to the left of the word circle on the rectangle. It needs something there. I may grab one of those brushed brass butterflies. What do you think, add something or leave it as it is?

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Softly Sophisticated, Color & Contour, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a sweet card to share with you. I found the original card on Pinterest, you can see it by clicking here. I made a few changes but it's pretty much the same layout. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the largest layer.

The next layer is a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Softly Stippled" 12" x 12" package. I used the Pebble Path stippled flower piece and brayered on some Highland Heather ink. I was not pleased with the way it looked so I set it aside on my worktable (where all orphaned pieces go to await their fate LOL).  I ran across it today and liked the way the ink looked on the piece. It had dried and looked nothing like it did the other day when I first put the ink on it. I trimmed it to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". When I trim pieces like this that you can only see a sliver of the layer behind it, I will trim it on the right side of the mark on the paper cutter. This gives me a sliver less paper so a bit more of the layer behind it shows. 

Next I cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. I taped it to the piece of DSP. Then I trimmed each end. A piece of black Baker's Twine was tied around this and it was glued in place on top of the large Basic Black layer. Then that was taped to the card base.

Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle using the third largest die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. There's stitching on the inside of that piece and it acts as a border for the Highland Heather piece of card stock that was cut at 3-5/16" x 2-1/16". It was taped to the scalloped piece. 

The Basic White focal piece was cut at 1-15/16" x 3-3/16".  

Next came the stamping. The leaves from the "Softly Sophisticated" set were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink. Then the flowers were added using Highland Heather ink. The piece was taped in place on top of the Highland Heather piece of card stock and then that was taped to the scalloped rectangle piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Softly Sophisticated" set and were stamped using Highland Heather ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and then fussy cut. They were set in place on the right side of the focal piece using Dimensionals. 

I had some embellishments I found on my worktable and I colored them with my dark Highland Heather Blends Pen before adding them to the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

I do like how it turned out and I'm thrilled that the piece of brayered DSP turned out great after all.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Flight & Airy, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I'm going to share with you a card I found on Pinterest. I thought it was pretty and very easy to make. What I like about this use of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is that you can use up quite a bit of it in your stash and make pretty card. So after I post this card I'm going to pull out a few packages of retired DSP and whip together some cards to donate. A win win situation, right? I get rid of some DSP and someone else in need can have the cards they need. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. Then I cut the DSP from the "Flight & Airy" 12" x 12"package, it measured 4" x 5-1/4". I could have cut the piece 1-3/4" smaller but then I'm stuck with some strips I will probably not use, so I just used the piece as I had cut it. I taped that to the front of the card base.

Next I cut a 1-3/4" x 4" piece of DSP from the same package. I taped that to the bottom of the DSP with the birds on it.

When I had cut the piece of Shaded Spruce I kept the scrap. I took that piece and cut it to 4" long and then I taped it to the front of the card just above the bottom piece of DSP.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I tend to use these words for my cards because they fit in the "Double Oval" punch so nicely. I stamped them on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and then I punched them out. I also punched out the Shaded Spruce Scalloped oval using the same punch. I taped the ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. 

I thought the card could use a little bling so I added  butterfly from the "Brushed Brass Butterflies" package.  It was just enough. I like these little butterflies because you can add some bling and not have to be concerned about the card not going through the mail without adding extra postage. 

This was a fun card to make and I especially like how quickly it went together. Plus I now have a nice layout for my retired DSP! I plan to be using that stuff up quickly with this layout!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, February 26, 2024

Days to Remember, Flight & Airy, Wedding or Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a simple wedding or anniversary card to share with you.  I'm leaning more towards wedding. What do you think when you see this card? Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Boho Blue for the layer and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I textured that piece using the "Layered Florals" embossing folder. I taped the Boho Blue piece on the card base and then I glued that to the embossed piece to the Boho Blue piece.

The birds are from the "Flight & Airy" 12" x 12" package. I punched them out using the "Heartfelt Hexagon" punch. I also punched out a Boho Blue hexagon. This could be done on the Boho Blue layer piece before you tape it to the card base. I had a piece that already had a large circle removed from the center so I had to use a separate piece of card stock. I took the Boho Blue piece and cut it in half. I taped one to the upper part of the bird piece and one to the lower part. Now it looks like it's got a nice big layer behind it. 

I die cut the ribbon piece using the largest die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I taped the layered bird piece to it. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. Using the same punch I punched out the scalloped oval on a scrap piece of Boho Blue. I taped the ovals together and then I glued them to the front of the card. And the card was done.

This is such a pretty elegant looking card and it was very quick to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's wedding/anniversary card,
Wanda

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Flight & Airy, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have a card to share with you that I happened on by a happy accident. When I was making the card I posted yesterday I had punched out several birds using the "Heartfelt Hexagon" punch. I just left them sitting on my worktable (of course I did) after finishing my card. I had opened up Pinterest today and this layout for the birds happened to pop up.  How uncanny is that? You can see the original card here. It's got a fun fold but I didn't make mine that way. Please read on to see how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flight & Airy" 12" x 12" package. I taped this piece to the front of the card. 

A 1" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP from the same package was cut for the side strip. And a 1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock was cut and taped to the back of the 1" strip. About 1/8" piece of the Flirty Flamingo piece was left showing. This was then taped to the front of the card.

The birds are from the "Flight & Airy" package using the "Heartfelt Hexagon" punch. I taped the top and bottom one in place and the center one was added using Dimensionals.

Pearls were added to the sides of each hexagon and the card was done.

I think it's a pretty card but one that I don't usually make cards with no words on the front. I'm not sure what occasion this would fall under. I'm sure quite a few like Anniversary, thinking of you, Birthday, Wedding?  Not sure. I prefer cards with words on the front. It was fun to make and I do like the pretty colors. I'm amazed at how many cards can be made using the "Flight & Airy" DSP. Makes me wonder if I should have just gotten the paper instead of all the other stamp sets I bought and have hardly used because I keep making cards with this beautiful paper. LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping in to see today's card,
Wanda

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Flight & Airy, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today's card is done with a layout I don't use too often. I don't remember that the fold/layout/technique is called but it's very easy to do. As you can see I'm still using the "Flight and Airy" Designer Series Paper (DSP), mostly because it hadn't been put away and I'm lazy! LOL Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP and I marked center on the right side and measured in from that mark to 2". You can draw a light line from mark to mark. Then snip from the outside mark to the inside mark. Fold back each side. I like to add a dot of glue to hold down the pieces. And make sure you burnish the fold so it stays down nicely too, make it nice and crisp.

I punched the birds from the same DSP package using the "Heartfelt Hexagon" punch. I also cut two Boho Blue hexagons too. I taped them behind the DSP piece creating the look of a layer. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was laid on top of the front of the card. I didn't stick it in place I am just setting it on the front to see how much space I have for the words.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using Boho Blue ink. 

Now the card was ready for the bird piece. It was set in place and the card was done.

Isn't that amazing how little work you do to make a pretty card quickly?

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Friday, February 23, 2024

Flight & Airy, Darling Details, Deckled Rectangles, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a pretty bird card to share with you that I found on Pinteret. You can see the original here. I clicked through but there was no link to any instructions or measurements so once again I winged it. Please read on to see how I made this card with the materials I have. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock, it opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the layer and textured it using the "Softly Sophisticated" embossing folder. I glued that to the card base.

Then I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flight and Airy" 12" x 12" package.  This piece measured 4" x 2-1/2". 

On top of the DSP is a piece of Basic White that was cut using the 3rd smallest rectangle from the "Deckled Rectangles" die set. 

Using my Blending Brush I scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink.

The birds are from the same package of DSP and were fussy cut. Dimensionals were added to the back.  I laid them on top of the deckled rectangle to see where the words would go. The words are from the "Darling Details" set and were stamped using Balmy Blue ink.

I taped the deckled piece to the DSP and then I glued that to the front of the card. The birds were set in place. A few pearls were added and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I am a bit disappointed because I should have used Boho Blue ink for the background inking instead of Balmy Blue. Other than that I do like the card. You just can't seem to go wrong with these bird images.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's friendship card,
Wanda

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Days to Remember, Softly Sophisticated, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a very pretty card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.  I clicked through the link but got no information on measurements so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock for the layer. On top of that is a piece of 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Softly Stippled" 12" x 12"package. The DSP was taped to the Pool Party piece but not taped to the front of the card.

A 3" x 3-3/4" piece of DSP from the same package was cut and then taped on top of the larger piece of DSP. A piece of Pool Party colored ribbon (mine is retired) was added to the piece. I cut it at 7" piece and I taped the ends to the back of the piece.

Next I cut a 2-5/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Pool Party card stock for the smaller back layer. On top of that is a 2-3/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. And the Basic White focal piece was cut at 2-1/4" x 2-1/2".  I taped the Mossy Meadow piece to the Pool Party layer and I set it aside.

Using the Basic White piece I stamped the stems from the "Softly Sophisticated" using Mossy Meadow ink. The flowers were stamped using Pool Party ink. 

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. Then this piece was taped to the Pool Party/Mossy Meadow layers.  Dimensionals were added to the back of the piece and it was set in place on the front of the card.

This was such a fun card to make. I LOVE lots of layers on cards but they do take a bit longer than the more simpler cards do but now and then you need to spend some time on an card and have some fun.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Meandering Meadows, Softly Sophisticated, Countryside Corners, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a simple and quick sympathy card to share with you. Please read on to see how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. It opens this was because that was the way the paper was cut that was sitting on my worktable. I'm trying to use up things that are sitting around for no apparent reason. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and textured it using the "Softly Sophisticated" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card.

The image is from a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Meandering Meadows" 6" x 6" stack. I die cut it using the "Countryside Corners" die set. The third largest one was used for the DSP and the second largest one was used to make the Basic Black layer. I taped the two pieces together and then glued that to the front of the card.

The words were stamped a while ago and I do not know what set they are from. If you know, please let me know so I can add that to my post here. The words were punched using the "Double Oval" punch and the Basic Black scalloped layer was made using the same punch. I taped the two ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.  And the card was done.  As quick and easy as that!

This was a super quick card to make and I REALLY like that DSP. There's lots of pretty designs in that package and I have no regrets getting it. And there's not one scene in it that I don't like. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's sympathy card,
Wanda

Monday, February 19, 2024

Submarine Life, Children's Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun children's card to share with you. I thought it looked cute so I had to make one. I saw the original card on Pinterest but my computer rebooted and I lost the link. If you know who is the original designer of this card, please let me know so I can give them a link back. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lost Lagoon card stock for the layer. I taped that to the card base.

Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock to stamp on. I first stamped on the waves at the top. I used Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana inks.

Next I stamped the seaweed on the bottom. I used Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist inks.

The starfish and crab at the bottom were stamped using Lost Lagoon ink.

The fish were stamped using Pool Party ink. Using my Blending Brush I scrubbed on some Balmy Blue over he whole piece.

The words are from the same set, which I forgot to mention, it's the "Submarine Life" set. I used Lost Lagoon to stamp them.

Using a scrap piece of Basic White card I stamped the submarine and the propeller. These two pieces were punched out. I glued the propeller to the back of the submarine. Using a spring I glued it to the front of the card and then to the back of the submarine. It's now a wiggly submarine. Just thought I'd add a little more fun to the card. 

This was a fun card to make. LOTS of stamping but so worth it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's children's birthday card,
Wanda

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Days to Remember, Fresh as a Daisy, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a super quick card to share with you. Please read on to see how it was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

My Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Fresh as a Daisy" 12" x 12" package. I am using this piece because it was sitting on my worktable and this is my idea of cleaning off my table. It was more like "oh look a piece of DSP, I should use it!" And that thought came along with the idea that I would have to find the package it belongs to and put it back. So why not use it, right?  LOL  It was probably sitting on my worktable because it measured 5-1/4" x 3-7/8".  Not a usual size I would use for my layer.  I don't remember why it was on my table but now it's on a card!  I taped that piece to the card base.

The words are from "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. Then using the same punch I punched out a Wild Wheat scalloped oval. I taped the two ovals together. I don't know about you, but I find it a little difficult to tape ovals evenly. I struggle with it every time. Dimensionals were added to the back of the oval piece and it was set in place on the front of the card. And the card was done.

This is one thing nice about using busier DSP on your card. It pretty much makes up the card. It makes for a quick card and it's still very pretty!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,

Wanda

Friday, February 16, 2024

Softly Sophisticated, Softly Sophisticated, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blot. Today I have a pretty card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I was still wanting to play with the "Softly Sophisticated" set and when I saw this card I thought it would be fun to make. There's no instructions on how to make this card so please read on to see how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4"piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I stamped it using the leaves and flowers images from the "Softly Sophisticated" set with Crumb Cake ink. 

Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and textured it using the "Softly Sophisticated" embossing folder. I glued that to the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.

I took a 6" piece of vanilla ribbon (retired) and taped the ends to the backside. Then I glued the piece to the front of the card base.

The image was stamped next. I used Garden Green for the leaves and Highland Heather for the flowers. I die cut them using the 10th largest die from the "Deckled Circles" set. Then I die cut a Highland Heather card stock layer using the 9th largest die from the same set. I taped the two pieces together. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card about 3/8" from the fold and 3/8" from the top. 

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped on a 3/8" x 3" strip of Very Vanilla and were stamped using Crumb Cake ink. I snipped the ends to about 3/8" from the words on each end. Then I snipped the "V" on each end. Tape was added to the left side and a Dimensional was added to the right side.

I thought bottom looked a bit too empty so I added a few pearls to brighten it up a bit.  And that was it.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Softly Sophisticated, Darling Details, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I searched Pinterest to find a card using the "Softly Sophisticated" set. I found this card and you can see the original one here. I was not able to find any information on it so I had to guess on how it was made. Please read on to see how I made this card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I use Basic White to save on the solid colors because the white is less expensive than the colors. This way it extends my inventory of colored card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lost Lagoon card stock and I taped it to the card base.

Next I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Softly Sophisticated" embossing folder. I glued that to the top of the Lost Lagoon piece.

A 5" x 2" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock was cut for the strip and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Softly Stippled" 12" x 12" package that measured 5" x 1-3/4". I taped the DSP to the Mossy Meadow strip and that was glued to the front of the card about 5/8" from the fold. 

Using a piece of Basic White card stock I die cut the scalloped rectangle using the die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. On this piece I stamped the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink. Then I stamped the flowers using Lost Lagoon ink.

The words are from the "Darling Details" and were stamped using Lost Lagoon ink. I'm thinking I probably should have used Mossy Meadow ink. Either is okay. I'm fine with how this turned out. This piece was then centered on the front of the card by eyeing it. A couple of brass butterflies from the "Brushed Brass Butterflies" package were added to the front of the card and the card was done.

I am pleased with how the cart turned out and it's ready to be signed and attached to the gift.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda